THE SWEETEST SEPTEMBER
THE SWEETEST SEPTEMBER (4.5) by Liz Talley: When Shelby Mackey goes to Louisiana only to find that her boyfriend has taken up with the girl he loved long before he met her, she winds up pregnant after having sex with a stranger. But John Beauchamp can’t deal with the guilt, as his wife’s only been dead a year. Nearly three months later, Shelby’s back to tell John he’s going to be a daddy and, to her surprise, he wants to be involved. Talley uses her skill to create authentic characters whose emotions and activities ring true. It’s not hard to picture Shelby acting impulsively with a man after being thrown over by another, just like it’s not hard to see John wanting to be close to his child after losing his wife.